September 14 is an important day in our history. It marks our 70th birthday! KTEP was licensed on September 14, 1950. On September 14, you will begin to hear promos asking for your pledges. Throughout this pandemic and the past 70 years, KTEP has not faltered in making sure that the station remained on the air providing you with the information you have come to expect…the programs that make up a part of your day. I invite you to go our website: ktep.org and visit our gift-giving page. I am graciously asking that you come forward now and help make this pledge drive the most successful one in our history.
The pandemic has a caused disruption in our lives. It has also brought out the resiliency and courage of our community. Your calls and emails have been a source of comfort as the staff worked diligently to keep the station on the air. We are touched by your concern. In consultation with the staff, I made the decision to conduct the 2020 Fall Pledge Drive. Like so many other businesses, we will move that event 100% online. We will miss having our volunteers and guest hosts come into the station, but your safety and ours remains a priority. Please give generously.
You and yours…stay safe and well.
John R. Carrillo
Interim General Manager